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Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
Much Ado about Nothing by
Publication Date: 2014-01-20
An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. An active approach to classroom Shakespeare enables students to inhabit Shakespeare's imaginative world in accessible and creative ways. Students are encouraged to share Shakespeare's love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre. Substantially revised and extended in full colour, classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive 'Stagecraft', 'Write about it', 'Language in the play', 'Characters' and 'Themes' features. Extended glossaries are aligned with the play text for easy reference. Expanded endnotes include extensive essay-writing guidance for 'Much Ado about Nothing' and Shakespeare. Includes rich, exciting colour photos of performances of 'Much Ado about Nothing' from around the world.
Much Ado about Nothing by
Publication Date: 2004-01-22
Read Shakespeare's plays in all their brilliance--and understand what every word means! Don't be intimidated by Shakespeare! These popular guides make the Bard's plays accessible and enjoyable. Each No Fear guide contains: The complete text of the original play A line-by-line translation that puts the words into everyday language A complete list of characters, with descriptions Plenty of helpful commentary
Based on William Shakespeare's play. It was adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also played the role of Benedick. Stars Denzel Washington, Emma Thompson, Kate Beckinsale, Keanu Reeves, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Keaton.
Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy set in Italy. It’s about men and women, love, pretence and disguises. It’s about how hatred can turn so easily into love, and love so easily into hatred. There’s a villain that messes it all up for everybody, but like all good stories, the heroes win through in the end. For a play with a title that claims that it’s not about very much, it explores some quite big themes.
Themes are the main ideas that keep appearing in a play, story or poetry. The themes covered in Much Ado About Nothing - love, conflict, and appearance and reality - are serious and complex even though the play is a comedy.
This programme investigates the nature of comedy by examining Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and The Tempest. The presenters discuss the humour, wit and social satire in these plays, and also stress the essential seriousness of great comedy, with its power to advance moral and spiritual values. Aimed at both beginning and more advanced students, the programme shows how live performances will affect their interpretations of the plays.
A study guide by Course Hero
Much Ado About Nothing Soundtrack